Patrick J. O’Leary
Patrick J. O’Leary is the former executive vice president and chief financial officer of SPX Corporation. He joined SPX as CFO in 1996 and later added the title of executive vice president in 2004. During his more than 15 years with the company, he was a principal architect of the company’s transformation until his retirement in 2012. Prior to joining SPX, Patrick served as CFO and a director of Carlisle Plastics, Inc. He began his career with Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he held various roles of increasing responsibility, including as a partner in the firm’s Boston office. He is currently a director of PulteGroup, Inc. and Halyard Health, Inc. Patrick earned his B.S. in Accountancy and Law from the University of Southampton, England. He joined the SPX Board in 2015.
Rick D. Puckett
Rick D. Puckett is the former executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., Charlotte, NC. During his tenure he led all finance, information technology, human resources, legal, investor relations, risk management, corporate relations and treasury functions. His leadership and support were instrumental in the company’s achievement of its key strategic initiatives in supply chain and sales efficiency improvements until his retirement in 2016. Prior to Snyder’s-Lance, Rick was executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of United Natural Foods, Inc. Rick is a director for Whitehorse Finance, Inc., a public company where he is chairman of the audit committee. He has served on the boards of the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and the Wake Forest Graduate School in Charlotte. Rick is a certified public accountant and received his degree in Accounting and his MBA from the University of Kentucky. Rick joined the SPX Board in 2015.
David A. Roberts
David A. Roberts has served as chairman of the board of Carlisle Companies, Inc., a diversified manufacturing company, since 2017. He previously served as Carlisle’s executive chairman of the board, chairman, president and chief executive officer. Before joining Carlisle, David served as chairman, president and CEO of Graco, Inc., a fluid handling system provider. Prior to that, David served as a group vice president of The Marmon Group, LLC. He began his career serving in a variety of manufacturing, engineering and general management positions with The Budd Company, Pitney Bowes and FMC Corporation. David is currently lead director for Franklin Electric Co., Inc., a water and fueling system manufacturer. He earned his B.S. from Purdue University and his MBA from Indiana University. David joined the SPX Board in 2015.
Ruth G. Shaw
Ruth G. Shaw retired from Duke Energy Corporation in 2007, but remained an executive advisor to the company until 2009. At Duke, she served as group executive for public policy and president of Duke Nuclear, as well as president and CEO of Duke Power Company. Prior to that, she held numerous roles, including executive vice president and chief administrative officer. She also was president of The Duke Energy Foundation. Ruth is currently a director of The Dow Chemical Company and DTE Energy, and serves on the board of trustees of the UNC Charlotte Foundation. She is also the founding board chair and a board member of The Carolinas Thread Trail, and a former member of the executive committees of the Nuclear Energy Institute and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. She earned her B.A. and M.A. from East Carolina University and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Ruth joined the SPX Board in 2015.
Tana L. Utley
Tana L. Utley is currently vice president of the Large Power Systems Division at Caterpillar Inc., a construction and mining equipment, engines, turbines and locomotives manufacturer. Since joining the company in 1986, she has held a variety of engineering and general management positions. Tana’s technical career has focused primarily on the challenges of reducing diesel engine emissions in accordance with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and equivalent global regulations. She has played key engineering and leadership roles in the development of near-zero-emissions engines, and held general management positions in Caterpillar’s components and engines businesses. Tana earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bradley University and her M.S. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tana joined the SPX Board in 2015.
Robert B. Toth
Robert B. Toth has more than 30 years of experience in leadership roles at global industrial and manufacturing companies. He currently serves as a managing director at CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, a private equity investment firm, where he focuses on industrial technology organizations. Prior to joining CCMP in 2016, Bob served as the chairman, chief executive officer and president of Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE: PPO), a leading global high technology filtration company. He optimized the business portfolio and positioned the company for accelerated growth, resulting in a substantial increase in enterprise value. Prior to Polypore, Bob served as president, chief executive officer and board director of CP Kelco ApS, where he led the business through a comprehensive turnaround and successful sale. He also spent 19 years at Monsanto Company and its spin-off, Solutia Inc., where he held a variety of executive and managerial roles. Bob is currently a director at PQ Corporation and Materion Corporation. He earned a B.S. degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University and an MBA from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Gene Lowe was named president and chief executive officer of the new SPX Corporation in 2015. In this leadership role, he is responsible for driving the company’s overall growth and profitability as a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment focused on three key segments: HVAC, detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. Gene joined SPX in 2008, holding multiple strategic leadership positions, most recently as the president of SPX’s Thermal Equipment and Services segment. His tenure at SPX also includes roles leading the Evaporative Cooling business and the marketing, strategy and business development functions within the Thermal segment where he focused on driving differentiation through technology innovation and operational initiatives. Prior to joining SPX, Gene held positions with Milliken & Company, Bain & Company and Lazard Technology Partners. Gene earned his MBA with distinguished honors from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and his B.S. in management science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.